Pedestal Footwear Review

For someone who has a slight shoe bias ok, ok, a “sneaker problem,” to take off his shoes for every workout it must have taken a really damn cool product. Enter: Pedestal Footwear. Featured Photo Credit: MadisonLaprePhotography If you are one of those “Just give me the website and the discount” fellas or gals, then here…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 7

Tim DiFrancesco stops by to offer some of his advice about where the professional athlete and the average gym goer’s programming can cross paths as well as what the new trainers/coaches coming into the industry should be thinking about.

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 10

I had an epiphany the other day on something so simple that I questioned whether or not I should even write this. HINT: I wrote it. I spent the week in Boston at Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning and had the pleasure of shadowing some groups led by those fucking awesome sorcerer-like great coaches. There was…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 9

The article that explains one of the most popular oversights in the industry REMEMBER THIS WHILE READING:  I fully understand, agree with, and support working hard in a workout and that intensity is a good thing.  Before scrolling down (for real, don’t do you sneaky f…) take a few guesses and what this picture is Did you…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 8

Joe decided years ago that he wanted to be a trainer, for good reason and he cannot wait to work with people, but continually delivers programs to his clients that he doesn’t do or believe in himself. He looks forward to his workouts while coaching them, he struggles to relate to what they are going through, he…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 6

Today’s guest is the man himself: Mike Boyle *** This is normally where I list the credentials of the Influencer for this interview, but, with all due respect to the previous and future Influencers….it’s Mike.*** I think that every single fitness professional or gym-goer has been influenced at some point by Mike. For me, he…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 5

Perspective from a high volume, well respected, certified badass, female coach? Check, check, check, and CHECK. Top coaches and trainers, I am proud to introduce Kristina Jennings to the Influencer Interview series. I have had the pleasure of being coached by Kristina as well as work alongside her and can say firsthand that the level…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 7

Today’s Focus: Programming philosophy SD’s Philosophy: The warmup needs to be coached to prevent people from just going through the motions. Plyometrics should be done in fast but separate reps. Strength training consists of push, pull, squat, hinge, and core, but poor patterns aren’t loaded. People should get really good at patterns as opposed to switching…

The 2017 Coach | Ch. 6

And finally, we get into some tech skills of The 2017 Coach. “Yo, Sean, it’s about time.” I know. Thank you to those of you who have been reading this series and have reached out. I am so glad that you find value in these and hearing from you really does make my day. We’re…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 4

Spoiler Alert: There is almost too much value in this one… A quick story for ya nerds: I received a FB message that said, “Dude, I’ve been reading your stuff and I feel like we know each other or at least should.” I was all like “Who’s this deadlifting fella?” So, we set up a quick…

Influencer Interview | Ch. 3

It is almost impossible to explain how amped I am to have this next Influencer on. She is someone who has made me look good for years in publications so having the chance to flip that lens is just so dang neat. Because I did a $&it job at painting a picture with my words…